|Champions||Neftchi (8th title)|
|Europa League|| Qarabağ |
|Goals scored||467 (2.43 per match)|
|Top goalscorer|| Nicolás Canales |
|Biggest home win||Neftchi 8–1 Sumgayit|
|Biggest away win||Sumgayit 1–6 Qarabağ|
|Highest scoring|| Neftchi 8–1 Sumgayit |
|Longest winning run||5 games|
|Longest unbeaten run||11 games|
|Longest losing run||9 games|
Khazar 2–3 Inter
(12 February 2013)
Turan 0–2 Azal
(20 October 2012)
The 2012–13 Azerbaijan Premier League was the twenty first season of the Premier League since its establishment in 1992. The season began on 4 August 2012 and finished on 20 May 2013. Neftchi Baku are the defending champions, having won the previous season.
No club from 2012–13 Azerbaijan First Division was directly promoted.
A total of 12 teams will contest the league, including 12 sides from the 2011–12 season, which means two teams will not be promoted from the 2011–12 Azerbaijan First Division.
On 10 April 2012, FK Qaradağ sealed promotion to league after winning first division.However, due decision of AFFA about licensing, no clubs from division will be promoted which means all clubs from last season will be remaining in the league.
|Baku||Baku||FC Baku's Training Base||2,000|
|Gabala||Gabala||Gabala City Stadium||4,000|
|Kəpəz||Ganja||Ganja City Stadium||25,000|
|Khazar||Lankaran||Lankaran City Stadium||15,000|
|Qarabağ||Baku||Tofig Bahramov Stadium||31,200|
|Ravan Baku||Baku||Bayil Stadium||5,000|
|Simurq||Zaqatala||Zaqatala City Stadium||3,500|
|Sumgayit||Sumqayit||Mehdi Huseynzade Stadium||16,000|
|Turan||Tovuz||Tovuz City Stadium||6,800|
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Team||Manager||Team captain||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|Kəpəz||Adidas||Nakhchivan Car Factory|
|Ravan Baku||Legea||NBC Bank|
|Turan||Umbro||Bank of Azerbaijan|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Ravan Baku||Sacked||8 June 2012||Pre-season||12 July 2011|
|Baku||19 July 2012||19 July 2012|
|Kəpəz||Resigned||19 August 2012||12th||19 August 2012|
|Ravan Baku||Sacked||25 August 2012||8th||25 August 2012|
|Ravan Baku||End of tenure as caretaker||24 September 2012||11th||24 September 2012|
|Gabala||Sacked||24 September 2012||5th||24 September 2012|
|Turan||Resigned||12 October 2012||10th||12 October 2012|
|Khazar||31 October 2012||7th||1 November 2012|
|Khazar||End of tenure as caretaker||14 November 2012||4th||14 November 2012|
|Ravan Baku||Sacked||21 December 2012||11th||21 December 2012|
|Khazar||Resigned||26 February 2013||7th||8 March 2013|
|Gabala||Sacked||2 April 2013||6th||2 April 2013|
|1||Neftçi Baku||22||14||2||6||47||24||+23||44||Qualification for championship group|
|7||AZAL||22||7||8||7||32||25||+7||29||Qualification for relegation group|
The top six teams of the first phase participate in this group, which will decide which team will win the championship. Additionally, teams in this group compete for one 2013–14 Champions League and two Europa League spots.
The winners will qualify for the Champions League Second qualifying round, with the runners-up and third place team earning a spot in the Europa League first qualifying round.
|1||Neftçi Baku (C)||32||19||5||8||59||32||+27||62||Qualification for Champions League second qualifying round|
|2||Qarabağ||32||16||11||5||43||26||+17||59||Qualification for Europa League first qualifying round|
The bottom six teams of the first phase will determine the teams to be relegated to the 2013–14 Azerbaijan First Division. The two teams who finish in 11th and 12th position will be relegated to the 2013–14 Azerbaijan First Division.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|8||Khazar Lankaran||32||10||10||12||40||37||+3||40||Qualification for Europa League first qualifying round|
|11||Turan (R)||32||8||6||18||34||59||−25||30||Relegation to Azerbaijan First Division|
|7||Kəpəz / Inter Baku||8|
Source: Azerbaijan Premier League
|AZAL||Qarabağ||6–2||16 September 2012|
|Neftchi Baku||Sumgayit||8–1||17 November 2012|
|Turan||Kəpəz||5–1||2 December 2012|
|Sumgayit||Turan||4–0||11 March 2013|
|Ravan Baku||Turan||6–2||30 March 2013|
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The Neftchi Baku 2011-12 season is Neftchi Baku's twentieth Azerbaijan Premier League season, and their first season under manager Boyukagha Hajiyev.
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